Caught in the act: Visitors misbehaving at Gardens by the Bay
A group of young people were spotted standing on top of a sculpture at
Gardens by the Bay to pose for photographs, reported Stomp.
A reader wrote in to the citizen journalism website to express his concerns
about their behaviour.
TEOH0006, who was visiting Singapore's newest tourist attraction on Sept 1,
2012, said that there was initially only one boy who had climbed onto the
sculpture, but when his friends saw that TEOH0006 was snapping photos of them,
two others did likewise.
He said: "Our new structures at the beautiful Gardens by the Bay should not
be vandalised by these people."
He was concerned because the three people seemed really proud of their
"Is this acceptable behaviour?" TEOH0006 also questioned.
The Gardens which opened on June 29 attracted its one-millionth visitor on
August 18, according to The Straits Times.
According to the report, a spokesman said that visitors to the Gardens over
the past two months were mostly locals.
The first section which opened to the public was Bay South Garden, which
spans 54ha and has some 700,000 plants of more than 2,000 species.
Was it just their way to get unique shots?
Or were their actions unbecoming?
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In June 2011, a man was spotted wearing soaked, see-through briefs at the
Singapore Zoo, upsetting many parents.
He was seen at the Rainforest Kidzworld attraction at the zoo, a water-play
area for kids.
The photo was taken by a mother, who sent it to STOMP. The woman, who only
wanted to be known as Joanne, was there with her children on Saturday and was
shocked at how oblivious the man was in his attire, adding that his buttocks
could also be seen.
“There were other parents staring at him, but he didn’t seem to notice.”
The man even mixed around with the kids, "playing happily [like a child]". He
was also spotted playing on the slide.
Joanne remarked: ""This is a play area for kids. Although adult supervision is
needed, parents must be in proper attire, at least in a pair of shorts. I don't
understand why the staff let him play on the slide."